Program: Choreography Foundations Spring Showcase 2021

Choreography Foundations Showcase

Horton-Modern Exploration

Rise Up
Choreography Foundations
Wilson Baker ’24, Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21, Lily Recht ’23

Storytelling Projects

While You Dance
Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21
Adrian Calderon ’20, Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21

Flares
Lily Recht ’23

Fine Line
Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21

Stand Up
Wilson Baker ’24

Laban Movement Analysis

What Are Words
Lily Recht ’23

1960 What?
Wilson Baker ’24

Thriller
Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21

Peer Choreography

My Dear Friend
Wilson Baker ’24
Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21 Lily Recht ’23

Rule The World
Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21
Wilson Baker ’24, Lily Recht ’23

Uncover
Lily Recht ’23
Wilson Baker ’24 Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21

Jazz Funk/Latin Fusion

Turn It Up!
Mr. Vladimyr Derisier
Wilson Baker ’24, Amay Calderon ’24, Lily Recht ’23, Lily Kanojia ’22

Closing: You Got In Project Excerpt

Good Feeling
Choreography Foundations
Wilson Baker ’24, Grace Kiwanuka-Woernle ’21, Lily Recht ’23


Program Notes

Horton Modern
Developed by Lester Horton, this dance technique (under the Modern umbrella) was based on anatomical studies, Native American dances, and other movement influences. Horton technique emphasizes lengthening and oppositional movement to create balance. The technique also challenges flexibility, while strengthening the entire body.

Storytelling
Dance often involves a little make-believe, as we shake off our true persona and become someone (or something) else. Storytelling is meant to convey a message. The student choreographers were asked to select music and create a narrative that leaves an impression on the audience.

Laban Movement Analysis
Movement Theorist and choreographer, Rudolf Laban, categorized human movement into 4 component parts (Direction, Weight, Speed, and Flow). As a way to describe or generate movement, he combined these component parts into 8 Efforts: Punche, Dab, Press, Glide, Flick, Slash, Wring, and Float. In the Laban Movement Analysis study, the student choreographers explored the 8 Efforts as a way to grow their own movement vocabulary.

Peer Choreography
Over the course of the Spring term, students selected music, drafted choreography, and directed each other through a final piece.

Special thanks
Ms. Bethany Eddy: Peer Choreography Costume Design and Support
Mr. Kenny Burt: Peer Choreography Lighting Support

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